Allram Heiligenstein Ried Erste Lage Kamptal Riesling 2016
96pts Gold - International Wine Challenge "Has a distinguished future ahead."
Austrian family-run estate Allram have long been one of the leading wineries in the prestigious Kamptal region. Owners Michaela and Erich Haas-Allram have holdings of both Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in some of Austria's most prized vineyards including Heiligenstein, Gaisberg and Renner. For the past three years however their son, 28 year old Lorenz, has been at the winemaking helm. Lorenz aims to harvest the very best fruit at perfect ripeness, and to produce clean, modern wines which show superb balance and real varietal character, with intensity and finesse. He's certainly hit the ground running!
Kamptal's most famous site, the Heiligenstein is the home of Allram's Riesling Vineyards. This site is thought to be amongst the oldest geological formations within the region at approximately 270 million years old (Permian). A combination of primeval rock which has pushed through the surrounding area and the top soil consisting of weathered crystalline rock, volcanic and desert sands provide a fine mixture of minerals for the vines.
"Ripe, creamy style, real minerality and intensity. Expansive with white flowers, waxy hints and lemon zest. Has a distinguished future ahead."
This Erste Lage or 1er Cru (1ÖTW) Riesling is from Heiligenstein, Kamptal's most famous site. The wine is a brilliant golden yellow, nuances of pineapple and apricots, warm and ripe with underlying hints of honey, spice and white pepper. It is full-bodied on the palate, with a lively structure. This is ideal for long term storage but is drinking now.
|Country Of Origin||Austria|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Chilled|
|Food Pairing||Asian, Fish, Shellfish|